Spring / Summer 2021

Dear KPMP Participant,

At KPMP, we describe participants like you as “our KPMP heroes.” Your participation continuous to be crucial to the success of this research. It’s been six months since we last updated you on KPMP’s progress.Here are some of the ways that our heroes are making an impact.

We reached a significant milestone. So far, 100 people have agreed to participate in KPMP. We completed over 90 biopsies. We recently began enrolling kidney donors and patients with kidney stones into our Indianapolis and Cincinnati enrollment sites. Tissue from these biopsies is being studied all over the country.

Weare already learning from the biopsies that we have studied.

KPMP recently published an article about the purpose and importance of the study inthe March 1st edition of Kidney International.The article, entitled Rationale and design of the Kidney Precision Medicine Project,describes the aims of our study, and how we hope people with kidney disease will benefit from this project. Members of the KPMP Community Engagement Committee, including kidney patients, wrote an article for CJASN about the importance of community engagement in KPMP: Integrating Patient Priorities with Science by Community Engagement in the Kidney Precision Medicine Project.

Please share these papers with your family and friends. If they want to learn more about KPMP, give them this link to the KPMP Introduction video. 

Though the US continues to be impacted by COVID-19, all recruitment sites are safely enrolling study participants, performing biopsies and conducting follow up visits. KPMP has added an additional study to research how COVID-19infections may affect kidney function in the general population, as well as, in people living with kidney disease.

Your contribution to KPMP has had a significant impact. The KPMP could not exist without volunteers, like you, who have undergone a kidney biopsy. Thank you. Please contact us if you have any questions or comments.

Sincerely,

Brigham and Women’s Hospital / Boston University
Sushrut Waikar, MD, MPH
Principal Investigator
Ingrid Onul
Research Coordinator
Cleveland Clinic
John Sedor, MD
Principal Investigator
John O'Toole, MD
Principal Investigator
Emilio Poggio, MD
Principal Investigator
Jonathan Taliercio, MD
Principal Investigator
Leslie Cooperman, RN
Research Coordinator
Columbia University
Krzyzstof Kiryluk, MD
Principal Investigator
Andrew Bomback, MD, MPH
Principal Investigator
Jonathan Barasch, MD, PhD
Principal Investigator
Karla Mehl, MD
Research Coordinator
Johns Hopkins
Chirag Parikh, MD, PhD
Principal Investigator
Steven Menez, MD, MHS
Principal Investigator
Pam Corona, MD, MS
Program Manager
Crystal Chang
Research Coordinator
Alan Xu
Research Coordinator
Joslin Diabetes Center/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Sylvia Rosas, MD
Principal Investigator
Camille Johansen
Research Coordinator
Erika Leach
Research Coordinator
University of Pittsburgh
Paul Palevsky, MD
Principal Investigator
Matthew Rosengart, MD, MPH
Principal Investigator
Dan Hall
Principal Investigator
Tina Vita
Research Coordinator
Adam Burgess
Research Coordinator
University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas
Miguel Vasquez, MD
Principal Investigator
Robert Toto, MD
Principal Investigator
Yale University
F. Perry Wilson, MD
Principal Investigator
Dennis Moledina, MBBS, PhD
Principal Investigator
Angela M. Victoria-Castro, MD
Research Coordinator
Ugochukwu Ugwouwu
Research Coordinator
Melissa Shaw
Research Coordinator

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